Are you aware about solar panels? Do you know that you can save as much as 50% of your monthly bill with your electricity if you have solar panels at home? Do you know that solar energy is not harmful to the environment? This is the reason why a lot of people from first world countries are continuing to explore things using the technology where they can use the renewable energy through solar panels. Many studies have shown that solar energy can make a car move kilometers away, can produce electricity at home and can even make your refrigerators and other electric appliances wok. Great isn’t? You can even charge you phones even you’re outside. Just carry a small solar panel and attached it to your phone with an empty battery and in an hour or two, your cellular phone is already recharged. In the precedent years, solar panels are very expensive. Most of the biggest solar panels cost around hundred thousand to even half a million just to gather enough energy to be transferred into a battery (like car batteries) that can produce electricity like energy that can make your television, radio and other appliances function. Not anyone can afford to purchase solar panels. It can be very helpful for everyone most especially for public schools to lessen their electric bills and to allocate the save amount into other programs like room reconstruction or book purchasing. Are there schools that do have solar panels? Can all school spend for this expensive project though it can help them more throughout the year? No problem about that because the government did provide financial assistance for this.
There are available government grants for school solar panels that school administrators can check and apply for. It can help the school to provide electricity most especially if their school is too big and the admin pays a lot for the electricity bill. Solar panels are easier to be installed than to have hydroelectric power plant or wind turbines in schools. It is also cheaper to have solar panels because there is an availability of materials everywhere. When it comes to cleaning, solar panels can be easily cleaned because you only need to wipe it. Government grants can cover all the expenses it may cause when you start this project or can disburse for the remaining expenses that you have to pay for.
Most of the time, the government provides funds for purchasing equipments like the solar panel itself. Constructing such project can be very helpful when it comes to providing a healthy environment or ca be a part of their Science subject. Solar School Programs of Electric Company and Pacific Gas are only few of those available programs that can provide funds for many schools who wish to have solar panels in their facilities. A project such as ‘Green Your School’ can be qualified for equipment and upgrades all through the school. (ESP) Educational Solar Projects can be distributed for Science discussion regarding solar energy. School’s administration and teachers can also apply for the amount ranges to $1,000 up to $10,000 depending on their needs. Solar energy is not only helpful for the school to lessen their expenses; it can also provide a hands-on study for students on how solar energy works for everything.
There are various energy companies as well as environmental institutions that provide funds for you to begin this school project. Since it is Science related project which can help us to achieve a healthier environment, some government agencies are providing funds for this program. But let me remind you that there are funds allocated for the betterment of each school premises. It is based under the Act of 2009 of American Recovery and Reinvestment, that there are funds that are proportionally distributed for every school district to be utilized for the ‘modernization’ of each school. It only means that upgrading the process of getting solar energy is under modernization of school facilities.